When you see a lovely garden with beautiful flowers and a stunning lawn, do you ever think about what might be missing? Something extra that could complete the jigsaw puzzle and make a natural statement. Now think about the same scene, but imagine a lovely water feature bubbling away in the centre. Water features add so much to any garden because they bring a natural dimension to the equation. You can choose a very dramatic design or perhaps go for a subtle understated feature. The great thing about these garden additions is that they come in all shapes and sizes. Here we look at how to choose the ideal water feature for your current garden.
How Much Space?
There are some truly magnificent displays available and you have many options regarding the function and form of your new feature. But you have to consider the logistics of your garden’s square footage before pushing the boat out. The whole idea behind a water feature is to lend some atmosphere and beauty to your plot. By choosing an oversized feature you are more likely to convert your garden into an off shaped swimming pool. Think about your garden after the feature has been installed, you still need to be able to walk around, not swim! If you set your limits before you start to choose, you will have an easier time in the garden centre.
How Level Is Your Garden?
As well as the available space in your garden, you should think about where you want the feature to be situated. If you have a nice flat area with enough space for the feature, then you have no issues. But perhaps your garden is a tad hilly and uneven in places. You can try and choose a cascading water feature for the sloped landscape, or you can flatten the ground sufficiently enough to fit your water feature in nicely.
Water And Plants
If you like the idea of a natural ambience, then you should try to add some plants into your water feature’s theme. If your feature has still water, then you can add plants to the water itself. With running water you can arrange them on the periphery and achieve a lovely effect. You should think about the available sunlight if your plants are to thrive happily.
Although they can be high maintenance, fish can add a lovely dimension to your garden’s charm. They love running water and you don’t need to worry about any oxygen shortages. Add some rocks and pebbles to the floor are for a truly natural looking setting. Remember to consider any predators and don’t forget your family cat, they love fish more than we do!
As we touched on earlier, the sky is the limit when it comes to water feature designs. If you have a large enough garden, you will be spoilt for choice. Just consider the after care when you choose that multi fountain complete with cascading pools full of beautiful golden carp. You will have your work cut out looking after that magnificent menagerie!
This guest post is by Michael Harris, a technology lover by passion. He uses guest posting to share his knowledge and opinions about various modern technologiesand their usage. His day job is at Lump Sculpture Studio, an art design studio that deals in the best laser cut screens.
Category: Outdoor Fountains